Toyota Rav4 Timing Belt Replacement Cost And Schedule

How much does a timing belt replacement cost?

The cost to replace a timing belt for a Toyota Rav4 varies between $399 and $791 based on your model year and whether you get it done at a local mechanic or at the dealership.


Toyota Rav4
Model YearsLocal Mechanic Cost (Belt + Tensioner + Idlers + Seals + Water Pump)Dealership Cost
1995 - 1996$402 - $467$716 - $781
1997 - 1999$411 - $470$719 - $772
2000 - 2002$403 - $462$711 - $776
2003 - 2004$399 - $467$720 - $783
2005$406 - $464$728 - $791

How much does it cost at the dealership?

The average cost at the dealership varies between $711 and $791 including parts and labor.


How much does it cost at a local mechanic?

At a local mechanic, the cost would average between $399 and $470 including parts and labor.


How much do the parts cost?

For a Toyota Rav4, a timing belt kit should cost between $75 and $114.


How much is the labor?

Labor cost should be between $324 and $395 at a local mechanic and $636 and $716 at a dealership.


What is the interval/schedule?

The schedule to change the timing belt on a Toyota Rav4 is at an interval of 90,000 miles, although some owners suggest doing it at 80,000 miles. The 1ZZ-FE and 1AZ-FE engines have a chain instead of a belt, so those don't require a change. Also from 2006 onwards all Rav4 cars have a timing chain.